Downtown Resources

City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Department

The Economic Development Office is your go-to resource for all things business in Santa Cruz. Connect with them and they’ll connect you to the resources you need to get started, or grow. They can help you access the resources your business needs. From guiding new businesses in setting up shop, to navigating the permitting process, from helping […]

Downtown Dollars and Instagift, the e-Gift card

Give the Gift of Downtown Dollars! Giving Downtown Dollars is kind of like giving dozens of gifts all at once. Accepted at most places throughout Downtown Santa Cruz, everyone loves getting to spend theirs at their favorite spots downtown. www.downtownsantacruz.com/downtown_dollars In addition to the popular Downtown Dollars, we’ve also introduced a digital version that lives on your […]

Downtown Outreach Worker
818-0166

The Downtown Outreach Worker is a social worker based in the Downtown area, providing support to at-risk individuals in need of psychiatric and/or medical care. The DOW connects and refers people to community resources and social services within Santa Cruz County. Working to ensure that the Downtown area is a safe, healthy, and welcoming place for everyone. […]

Downtown Rangers – 428-9548 or 428-9552

The City’s Downtown Rangers patrol the streets daily and provide an extra level of security in the Downtown Business District. Rangers provide information, and directions, to shoppers, visitors and residents alike. Rangers provide a visible presence in the Downtown area and assisting in maintaining compliance with municipal codes by using educational outreach as well as enforcement. The […]

Downtown Santa Cruz Logos

Promote Downtown. Please feel free to download and use the Downtown Santa Cruz logos in your promotional material. Please read and adhere to the use guidelines below. If you have any question or need assistance please contact the Downtown Association. Downtown Santa Cruz Logo Folder  

Facade Improvement Program

The City of Santa Cruz is committed to supporting the development of its commercial areas. The City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Department has been working through-out the city to improve appearance from painting of exterior buildings to landscaping. The Facade Improvement Program provides grants to business and property owners in the Downtown area. For […]

Graffiti Free Santa Cruz
420-5303

The mission of Graffiti Free Santa Cruz is to maintain the natural beauty of our city by preventing and removing graffiti through community involvement, eradication, education and enforcement. How to effectively report graffiti: Use the 24-hour line to report graffiti on public or private property in the City of Santa Cruz. (If you get involved, […]

Santa Cruz Police Department
Emergency 911, Non- Emergency 471-1131

Reporting crime is one of the best ways of preventing future crime. When you take action, it shows the community that criminal behavior will not be tolerated. The Downtown Association encourages you to call the police whenever you see illegal behavior, and to follow up with SCPD. You can ask the police to call you […]

SBDC
Small Business Development Center of Northern California – 479-6136

The Small Business BROWN BAG Series is held monthly at the Downtown Santa Cruz Public Library. These workshops are intended to be informative and cover supportive topics relating to small businesses. FREE. Bring your lunch. To see a  full list of services offered for new and existing small businesses, click HERE Santa Cruz SBDC (formerly Central […]

Uncle Poop’s Waste Removal
428-4009

The Downtown Management Corporation has entered into a contract with Shane Klein dba Uncle Poop’s Waste Removal to clean up human and animal waste in the CRM district including private property . He will be walking the area in the morning and picking up what he finds. He is also on call to respond to pick-ups […]